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Ada A Robinson-Perez

Assistant Professor

CCPA Social Work

Background

Ada Robinson-Perez received her PhD in Community Research and Action from the College of Community and Public Affairs at Binghamton University in 2019. She received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Syracuse University (2001) and received a BS in Social Work from Marist College (1997) of Poughkeepsie, New York. As a NYS licensed social worker and a certified employee assistance professional, she served in the role of the associate director of the Employee Assistance Program for over 5 years providing confidential assessments, consultations, workplace seminars, and critical incident response measures to support the faculty and staff at Binghamton University. In addition to her faculty role, Dr. Robinson-Perez is serving as the Student Affairs Divisional Diversity Officer as of February 2020. She has extensive teaching experience that began as an adjunct instructor with Keuka College Social Work program. In addition, her social practice in mental health care extends to work with NYS Office of Mental Health and includes work with children, families, and adults in multilayered systems of care in the upstate NY area. She is a board member RISE, a founding board member of Finn Academy Charter School (Elmira, NY), and former board member of the Elmira Juneteenth Celebration Committee.

Ada’s research interests includes exploring mental health disparities among Black men and racial microaggressions in higher education with a Critical Race Theory (CRT) framework. Other research interests are in parent mentor programs in both rural and urban school systems.

Education

  • PhD, Binghamton University
  • MSW, Syracuse University
  • BSW, Marist College

Research Interests

  • Mental health disparities and racial trauma among Black men
  • Racial microaggressions in Higher Education
  • Parent Mentor programs in rural and urban school settings